these boots are made for walking

Black ankle boots are - without a doubt - a wardrobe essential. Fair enough! But to find the perfect pair is quite challenging, isn't it?

My father used to say that one can easily judge a person's personality by his or her shoes. He has a point there, I guess. Shoes serve a practical purpose but also serve as non-verbal cues with symbolic messages. People pay attention to the shoes they and others wear. That is why one can never take too much care in selecting shoes.

I just took a closer look at my shoe cabinet and realized that I've spent a small fortune on shoes I don't even wear. It's a mishmash of spontaneous (and obviously bad) bargains. From now on I'll do better.

What are the essentials for shoes? I think that there is a guideline of three simple rules:

one    The shoes should be made of good quality leather.
two    They should be in a simple, classic style.
three They should be comfortable. Uncomfortable shoes make you walk badly.

Things always seem to happen when you least expect them. The other day I stumbled upon this ZARA black leather ankle boot and couldn't resist. The heel is mid-high which is just perfect for me. I don't want the heel to be too flat since I need the extra height. Then again I don't want the heel to be too high since I love to walk. They are dressy, sexy and actually remind me on my long time favorites by Saint Laurent. Thanks to the mid-heigh heel they are comfortable. Even walking the good old cobbled streets is no problem at all. I guess, it's the beginning of a wonderful friendship ...

ankle boots: ZARA
jeans: 7 For All Mankind


  1. Love these boots, they look so cool and chic!

  2. Beautiful!

  3. Awwwww - THESE BOOTS <3